[Vacancy]: Visa Assistant (Non-Immigrant/Immigrant) Needed at US Embassy

March 8, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The U.S. Consulate in Lagos is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the Visa Assistant (NIV/IV) position in the Consular Section.


  • The Visa Assistant (NIV/IV) performs a wide range of consular duties associated with delivering nonimmigrant visa (NIV) and immigrant visa (IV) services, in accordance with the Consular Section’s standard operating procedures and established visa processing guidelines.
  • Incumbent performs data entry, document review, correspondence, passport manifesting, visa printing, and other general office work. Customer service focus is essential in a Consular Section that addresses a diverse range of applicants in person and via correspondence daily.
  • The position requires high-level attention to detail to ensure cases meet documentary requirements, as well as to spot trends or potential issues and escalate those as necessary. The job holder is fully cross-trained to function in any role as required by visa demand and scheduling.


  • All selected candidates must be able to obtain and hold a public trust security clearance. 
  • All selected candidates will be subject to a background investigation and, may be subject to a pre-employment medical exam.
  • The selected candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of two (2) years of college or university studies is required. 
  •  Minimum two (2) years of experience involving the application of regulations and law, extensive public contact, customer service, or problem-solving experience is required.

Skills And Abilities: 

  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, and Outlook and basic knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint is required. Must be able to perform work with accuracy at a quick, rapid pace.  Must be able to deal effectively with the public, exercise tact, and be able to work under continuous pressure and time constraints.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail, ability to work effectively as a member of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision, and strong interpersonal skills.  Must have good skills for drafting written correspondence in both English and local languages.  Must be able to apply good judgment in evaluating evidence, protecting sensitive information, and applying regulations correctly.

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